POSSESSOR OF HEAVEN AND EARTH

Genesis 14: 19
The Word: Genesis 14: 19 (KJV)

18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God. 19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:

Dig Deeper:
Genesis 14: 22 
(KJV)

22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto the Lord, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth, 23 That I will not take from a thread even to a shoelatchet, and that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram rich:

Think about it
THE POSSESSOR OF HEAVEN AND EARTH
In our text today, Abraham met Melchizedek by Divine providence. It was a meeting pre-arranged in the heavens. It was not a coincidence. May God order your steps in accordance to his will IJN. Melchizedek was spiritually positioned higher than Abraham. So he was in a position to proclaim Divine blessing over Abraham (because the less is usually blessed by the higher as a matter of spiritual principle – Hebrews 7: 7). Melchizedek was symbolic of Christ (An high priest forever). It was important that Melchizedek bless Abraham because of the plans that God had for the generations of Abraham. Unless you are blessed of God, you are on your own. God’s blessing releases grace and brings an end to toiling.

So Melchizedek brought forth bread (symbolic of food and day to day supply) and wine (symbolic of the power and the presence of the Holy Spirit). So God through Melchizedek was going to release both physical and spiritual blessings on Abraham. Then Melchizedek made a profound pronouncement:

‘Blessed be Abraham of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth’

That statement is loaded because it states that God owns everything. Some people say that Satan owns the earth. But that’s not true. God gave a lease of the earth to Adam when he created man, but then Adam sold out his lease to the devil. That lease has now been purchased back through the death of Jesus. So both the heavens and the earth belongs to our God. Satan has his influence especially through his agents. But ultimately nothing can happen unless God allows it

 Psalm 24: 1
‘ The earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein’

If God owns everything, then it means he can do all things and nothing is impossible for him. He can make available to you every spiritual and physical grace.

Remember Our memory verse for January:
2 Corinthians 9: 8
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

He is the almighty…

Prayer focus:  Why not thank him who possesses both the heavens and the earth….

On Grace: God’s lavish Grace – Terry Virgo
Masterlife Workbook: The Church is embarking on weeks of discipleship workbook study starting with the Masterlife: Disciple’s cross.

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